ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action AMP Grant initiative funds community-led organizations to incubate and support emerging efforts to disrupt disparities in HIV care. The three-year AMP Grant incubators serve as resource hubs and think tanks for leaders, networks and projects across HIV, health, housing and wellness. AMP Grant resources fund and support individuals and organizations leading grassroots HIV outreach with micro-grants, mentorship and other network supports.
In 2021, the thirteen AMP Grant leads from across the U.S. were awarded more than $7.5 million for a three-year period. The leads serve as a search light to identify and activate emerging efforts, and create spaces for exchange, coaching and training for rising individuals and organizations. These grantees brought in a new era of responsive leaders and networks that cultivate creative responses to HIV, fueling more than 150 new projects across the country to reach people living with and vulnerable to HIV.
Launched in 2019 as a pilot initiative, ViiV Healthcare’s AMP Grant was designed with the knowledge that small or local projects often can’t access traditional funding sources, and that innovation is often found at the grassroots level. After a series of AMP Grants to organizations specifically serving youth and cis and trans women of color, ViiV Healthcare expanded efforts to reach all populations most affected by HIV and AIDS across the U.S.